The history of South Texas is colorful, violent, full of disputes and is worthy of attention. One thing that the history of the region holds is conflicts between Texas and Mexico. There is the fact that the two regions have been disquieted neighbors for many years. The period of prohibition in the US was lessened by the closeness of legal liquor in Mexico. Today there is a town in northeastern Mexico where there are thousands of killings and in McAllen there were 2 killings last year.
Interested in learning more? There is a museum almost on the border of Texas and Mexico called the Museum of South Texas History which shares a space with a turn-of-the-20th-Century jail in Edinburg, TX. Opened in 1970, the museum is a fascinating look into the past of south Texas. Beginning in prehistory, it moves the visitor through the Spanish acquisition of Texas and Mexico, through the Mexican revolutions of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Then it gets to the 20th Century and we see the area as an agricultural and ranching center.
The museum is fascinating due to the specificity of its focus. There are very few museums dedicated to the history of specific sections of the country. Hence some of the specialness of this one. Another reason why the museum is fascinating is that this is the borderland of the US and Mexico, a place of maximum drama and conflict.
The Museum is fascinating, well worth your time and attention.